Jesus Died for Me
Words and music by Jay Althouse
Alfred Church Choral Series
This is a lyric, flowing testament to the love of Jesus, who died for our salvation. The first verse begins quietly, pondering the mystery and wonder of Christ’s sacrifice. The constant eighth notes of the accompaniment suddenly pause as the choir pauses to reflect, "Jesus died for me." Gradually increasing in intensity, the dynamics rise to forte as we view the scene at Calvary. Rich harmonies and solid choral writing provide an inspired anthem for general worship, Ash Wednesday, Lent and Holy Week.